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good morning iowa! i'm elias johnson... sabrina: and i'm sabrina ahmed. it's x:00 a-m on monday february 15th.....president s day! elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: after a brutal deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is cloudy but
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freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain overnight and as we go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! elias: let's get into the
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elias: supreme court justice antonin scalia has died... the 79-year-old passed away in his sleep during a hunting trip in texas. justice scalia was appointed by president ronald reagan in 1986....developing a reputation as a reliable conservative voice on the high court. his death has sparked what will be a major political battle...as republican leaders call for the appointment of his successor to be made by the next president....while president obama makes plans to nominate an individual in due time. sabrina: in the number two spot this morning... urbandale police investigating a results in a man being shot and killed by an officer. officials say the tip sent the officers to a holiday inn around 4-am sunday. when they arrived, a fight suspects....one police. officers
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elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: a bus driver accused of killing an i-s-u student is expected in court later today cy-ride driver benjamin clague was arrested after police say surveillance video suggested the bus he was driving struck emmalee jacobs in december. the criminal complaint says clague later told a friend he was the one that hit jacobs. sabrina: number four... sabrina: a move up to the big leagues for iowa wild head coach john torchetti. the n-h-l's minnesote wild have named torchetti their interim head coach after the club fired mike yeo the boston native has been yeo the boston native has been coaching in des moines since 20- 14. associate head coach david cunniff will take over here in des moines as the interim head coach. elias: and finally in the top five... elias: this week marks the first "funnel" deadline for iowa lawmakers. they have until friday to move senate and house bills out of their respective committees. some current measures in the works include the education funding bill, an expansion of
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access, and legislation aimed at protecting iowa's high school athletes against concussions. sabrina: new this morning, a snowmobile accident leaves one man seriously injured sunday... sabrina: the man had been part of group snowmobiling west of boone sunday afternoon along highway 30... the iowa department of natural resources says 35-year-old damion louk was in the middle of the line of snowmobiles, when his ski caught deep snow near a culvert. that sent louk and the snowmobile airborne....landin g about 150 feet away. first responders carried him to a nearby hospital. louk was later transferred by helicopter to mercy medical center in des moines. elias: a weekend accident leaves a fort dodge catholic school community in mourning.. elias: a saturday car crash claimed the life of a saint edmond school middle school student authorities say 13 year old duane touney was riding in the car driven by his sister, when she fell asleep behind the wheel. the car then went off the roadway on 170th street and
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police say touney's siblings were taken to the hospital, but later released. on sunday, the school opened, to provide counseling to students and parents. mary gibb, president of st. edmond school: "it's very important that the parents are here getting support, because they're going to be the ones at home at night answering their questions about why." elias: the school will continue to offer grief counseling services throughout the week, and as long as students request it. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs)
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weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain overnight and as we go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday
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50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! elias: at ((time check)) we'll take a short break, but still have lots more good morning iowa ahead.. sabrina: coming up, local five continues its celebration of black history month, with the final installment of america's untold journey elias: but first...for those traveling into polk county...be safe this morning... the sheriff's office has automated traffic enforcement vehicles at two locations.... one at the ...72- hundred block of northwest 26th street in ankeny and a second at the ...46-hundred block of northwest 142nd avenue in polk city. so take care on the roads today... sabrina let's also get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at valley west... [current conditions] good morning
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa." sam: weather adlib: after a brutal weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain overnight and as we
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morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! elias: saturday! elias: 1963 was a tumultuous year in our country as the civil rights movement heated up. and no where was it hotter than saint augustine florida... a community that was
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the battle for equality. over the past four weeks, local five has been looking at this resolute group of people and their struggle. today we take you back to 19-63 and a piece of america's untold journey. "narr 24 - the year is 1963 and protests have reached a fever pitch on st. augustine. vo narr - there needed to be a new front opened in the fight against segregation, and there was no better place to do leading this fight would be lincolnville dentist and successful businessman, dr. robert hayling. fountains ,,, a dentist and ex-army officer, hayling became the first negro member of the florida state dental society. he joined the civil rights struggle after the dental group was denied meeting facilities at white hotels and restaurants because of his membership. last summer, dr. hayling and an associate were badly beaten by kkk members when they ventured too close to a klan rally. ironically, when the case was tried, hayling was convicted of assault on the klansmen. his appeal is now pending. vo narr 24 - inspired by the words of martin luther king, jr., hayling organized local youths and
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restaurants. on a hot july day in 1963, 14 year old samuel white, 15- year old audry nell edwards, 16 year old willie carl singleton and 16 year-old joeann anderson went up to the woolworth's lunch counter and tried to order a hamburger and a coke. they were arrested. and later sentenced to one year in reform school. this harsh sentencing of peaceful children drew local and national outrage. putting a new spot light on st. augustine's racial unrest. sot mlk - st. augustine, is merely a symbol of an expression. of the tragedies that engulf our whole nation in the area of race relations. barbara vickers 00:09:26 - the scariest night was when the klans and the others were down in the slave market. they had brought in a truckload of rocks and put it in the slave market so they would have to throw at us."
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for more on america's untold story, just head over to the local five website... you can find all five segments that have aired here on good morning iowa... just look for the tab online at we are iowa dot com. sabrina we have lots more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan with tech bytes. more good morning iowa ahead...but first here's abc's kendis gibson and reena ninan with tech bytes. techbytes apple watch price cut - $100 off while rumors apple's 1st generation
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hey, there. in today's "techbytes," major apple retailers have cut their prices for the apple watch. >> that ordinarily means a new version is coming out. but analysts don't think so this time. a new app could one day turn your phone into an earthquake warning device. right now, the app only collects information. >> once the bugs are worked how, it could warn anyone of an impepding quake. lots of workers use treadmill desks. >> meetings are the wave of the future. the price tag for dual treadmill desks could be about $8,000 or
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astrazeneca may be able to help."now, we are iowa's most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green after a brutal weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today.
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lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain overnight and as we go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! sam toss back. and we're going to well time now sam toss back. and we're going to elias: well time now about that jack- lanes of interstate 35... this is a live look right now at exit
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troopers are diverting traffic from the interstate to get around that accident... local five has a photographer on his way to the accident...and we will keep you things change... northbound closed off at mile marker 56 due to an accident...traffi c being diverted elias: for another short break... but when we come back... iowa lawmakers have just a few days before hitting the first big deadline of the current legislative session...with plenty of big issues making the rounds at
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sabrina: at the statehouse...the first deadline for iowa lawmakers comes up friday... sabrina: february 19th will be the first "funnel" day for iowa lawmakers. it's the final date for senate and house bills to be voted out of their respective committees. this morning, we recap some of the hot button issues being debated at the capitol. first up, the fight against governor branstad's medicaid privatization plan. sabrina: last thursday, the senate passed a bill that would terminate the contracts the state has with three companies. but that may be where this bill stops.... house republicans say they will not even consider the bill when it arrives, sabrina: last year education funding turned out to be one of biggest issues...which had lawmakers saying it's a top priority for 20- 16. both the house and senate have plans for the coming school year, but they
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very far. looking ahead, the senate passed a bill for a 4 percent increase for the next year...2018. that bill, too, moves on to the house. sabrina: some other big issues at the statehouse... a move to expand medical marijuana in iowa, aimed at making access easier. iowa lawmakers getting involved in concussion safety... a bill would require an athletic trainer to be on hand at any varsity football, soccer, or wrestling event. a new bill would end the public intoxication offense, but does not offer another solution. iowa lawmakers are also considering an increase to speed limits of rural two-lane highways...movin g them from 55, up to 60 or 65. and there are two proposals looking to reform health coverage for families with autism. sabrina: with the governor's medicaid plan just over two- weeks away, some iowans continue to have questions about
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questions about this change over... today's moral mondays iowa will focus on the privatization of medicaid.. currently, one in five iowans depends on this program for their health and long-term care needs iowa senator janet petersen will join doctor deborah turner in discussing the march first change. sabrina time for another break, coming up ... sam's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... but first...a quick look at traffic... is highway 92 at martensdale, where state patrol has diverted traffice from northbound interstate 35... traffice from northbound interstate 35... a section of i-35 closed due to a traffic accident...we'll keep you posted as law enforcement work to clear the crash scene... [current conditions] good morning iowa returns after this.
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moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " " (marco rubio/ (r) presidential candidate) i do not believe the president should appoint someone (john kasich/ (r) presidential candidate) i believe the president should not move forward (dr. ben carson/ (r) presidential candidate) we should not allow a judge to be appointed during his time (donald trump/ (r) presidential candidate) it's called delay, delay, delay. (president obama) "there will be plenty of time for mine for me to do so and plenty of time for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and timely vote. these are responsibilities that i take seriously as should everyone." sabrina: what had already been a firing presidential campaign gets added fuel...as candidates and current office holders begin taking sides on
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nominate justice scalia's successor. sabrina thanks for joining us on your [day of week] morning, i'm sabrina ahmed. elias: and i'm elias johnson... elias: weather is always first on good morning iowa... in with central iowa's most accurate forecast... meteorologist sam schreier. sam: (adlib toss) sam weather adlib: after a brutal weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty
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overnight and as we go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! sabrina: today, the state of iowa will mark the passing of justice antonin scalia, as governor branstad has orders all flags be flown at half
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sunset. elias: and while funeral plans have yet to be made...an already epic political battle is brewing in washington over his replacement. elias: abc's megan hughes has the latest on this morning's top story. " script: (hughes intro) (pkg) within an hour of the supreme court confirming scalia's death senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declared "this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." president obama made it clear he's ready to move. sot obama: i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. both parties have reason to fight for who gets to make the nominations, because of how it could shift balance on the supreme court, which, without scalia, is split 4 and 4. and that adds a new dimension to this year's presidential race. hillary: it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates.
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mcconnell in saturday night's debate-. trump: it's called delay, delay, delay. senator ted cruz on this week, vowing to filibuster if necessary sot cruz (from tw) : we should not allow a lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. reporter tag: who might the president nominate? two names being mentioned: jane kelly and sri srinavasan. both--circuit court judges who were confirmed unanimously just three years ago. " elias: so how does this process work out... the consitution states the president quote
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and by and with the advice and consent of the senate, shall appoint ... judges of the supreme court." as for the supreme court, it will continue ruling on cases, even with an empty seat... however, if there is a four to four split among the justices...the lower court ruling will stand... the last time a justce was confirmed in an election year was 19-88....when justice anthony kennedy was approved by the senate following his nomination by president ronald reagan... the longest confirmation process was 125 days...the process normally lasts 60 to 90 days... president obama has 340 days left in office. elias: and we also want to hear what your think about the debate... should a nominee be put forth? do you think the senate should try to hold out? and would it be better to have the next
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scalia's successor? let us know -- we may use your comments on-air. you can post you thoughts on twitter and facebook. or send us an email or give us a call . the contact information is on your screen. sabrina: in urbandale...a police investigation ends up with one man being shot by police... sabrina: officers responded to a drug tip at an urbandale holiday inn about four-a-m sunday.... when they got there, three suspects began fighting with them. during the scuffle, a man shot at the officers, and an officer returned fire, killing that man. authorities say video from officer body cameras and the hotel will be big parts of the case. "sgt. gary lang, urbandale police department: "video evidence is a key to any crime and investigation and our officers have been wearing body cameras for quite some time." " sabrina: the name of the officer and the suspects are not being released at this time. two female suspects fled from the scene during the fight and were arrested about half a mile down the road. multiple agencies were called in to assist. elias: a bus driver accused of hitting an iowa state student is set to appear in
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elias: i-s-u freshman emmalee jacobs died after being struck by a vheicle in december.. benjamin clague was arrested january 20th after survelliance video inside his cy-ride bus suggested he hit her. a criminal complaint later showed, clague had heard a thud but kept going and told a friend later that he was the one that hit jacobs. clague could face up to five years in prison. sabrina: we're back with meterologist sam schreier... sam: (sam adlibs) sam:
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weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain overnight and as we go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through
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sabrina at ((time check)) short break here on good elias: provided plenty of stories of share one more with a twist ... sabrina: but before we go...as you get ready to start your day...be safe out on the roads.... des moines police will have mobile radar set up at three locations... one at the
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east bound and a second...set up at the six- hundred block of 40th....looking north bound... and the final one at the three- hundred block of east mckinley - east bound. so use caution while driving.. elias: while we're at it... a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at mlk... [current conditions] good morning
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"your wathcing good morning iowa in hd with elias johnson, sabrina ahmed and we are iowas most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. this is good morning iowa."
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weather adlib: after a brutal weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain overnight and as we go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will
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starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! sabrina: trending now... sabrina: the latest app hitting social media is fetch... the latest app hitting social media is fetch... its designed to take a picture of your dog, and help in identifying what breed your pet may be... now one of the more unusual sides to the app...it can even be used on humans...showing us what breed of dog we actually look like... all: (reax) elias: we have more good morning iowa coming up right after the
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morning iowa in hd. we are iowa." elias:: valentines day is all about celebrating being in love... but where do these relationships start? sabrina: well for many.. it's where you spend the most time. at work. one business might be a bit luckier than others... as employees stock the shelves.. and shoppers make their last minute buys... having a valentine is on just about everyone's mind. "i am looking for someone." mark brown may not know who that special someone is yet... but if history repeats itself... "i just noticed her in one of the aisles one
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talking to her." working at fareway is definitely the right move. "you're with each other every day. .." that's where elizabeth and jon met... "she was working in the bakery and i walked by and just said hey." it wasn't love at first site for both of them.... "i liked him but i thought he was kind of rude at the time.." but as time passed.. the two realized they were a match made... in fareway heaven. "fareway not only with meeting my wife but building different friendships and.. i worked in 8 diff stores moving around and you meet a lot of different peopole and sometimes you're lucky enough to meet your wife." now they have a growing family.. their son, mason, is 4 months old. here's the crazy thing.. it's not just elizabeth and jon who gave walking down the aisle a whole new meaning. it's also where danielle and bill met.
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working one day and a very shy danielle eventually made the first move.. and gave bill her number. "the rest is history." " asked her if she'd like to live here one day, if we could grow old together, and she said yes." knowing these started here... fareway took to social media... the facebook page now has dozens of responses.. couples who prove love is in the air at fareway. it gives people like mark a glimmer of hope... "oh maybe i'll go to a new store and i'll be like.. i can find someone oh maybe ill actually be that person getting married to someone from fareway. but for those who've made it work... some advice... don't get too close at work. "i don't think you see a lot of relationships coming out of the same department," but also some for the future. "go with the bad and
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remember we're in this together." from pleasant hill kiss all: (reax) elias: time for another short break...but before we go let's get a quick look at traffic... this is i-235 at look at traffic... this is i-235 at west mixmaster [current conditions] sam says ??? he's in with central iowa's most accurate forecast next... good morning iowa continues after this!
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most accurate forecast with meteorologist sam schreier. certified by weatherrate the independent weather experts" sam weather adlib: put script here in green after a brutal weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain
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go towards tomorrow morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and then cool back down into the mid 20s that night. warmer air will return rapidly starting on thursday with highs in the low 50s and they will likely stick around through saturday! sam toss back.
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a final look at the top five... all the news you need to know before you head out the door... right after this.
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let's get a final look at your top five.... elias: supreme court justice antonin scalia has died... the 79-year-old
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a hunting trip in texas. justice scalia was appointed by president ronald reagan in 1986....developing a reputation as a reliable conservative voice on the high court. his death has sparked what will be a major political battle...as republican leaders call for the appointment of his successor to be made by the next president....while president obama makes plans to nominate an individual in due time. sabrina: in the number two spot this morning... sabrina: urbandale police investigating a drug tip sunday results in a man being shot and killed by an officer. officials say the tip sent the officers to a holiday inn around 4-am sunday. when they arrived, a fight broke out with three suspects....one of him shot at police. officers returned fire, killing the man. elias: the third thing you need to know before you walk out the door... elias: a bus driver accused of killing an i-s-u student is expected in court later today cy-ride driver benjamin clague was arrested after police say surveillance video suggested the bus he was driving struck emmalee jacobs in december. the criminal complaint says clague later told a friend he was the one that hit jacobs. sabrina:
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sabrina: a move up to the big leagues for iowa wild head coach john torchetti. the n-h-l's minnesote wild have named torchetti their interim head coach after the club fired mike yeo the boston native has been coaching in des moines since 20- 14. associate head coach david cunniff will take over here in des moines as the interim head coach. elias: and finally... you'll want to know about this story in the big five... elias: this week marks the first "funnel" deadline for iowa lawmakers. they have until friday to move senate and house bills out of their respective committees. some current measures in the works include the education funding bill, an expansion of medical cannabis access, and legislation aimed at protecting iowa's high school athletes against concussions. sabrina elias: sam is in with a final look at central iowa's most accurate forecast... sam final weather adlib after a brutal weekend of snow and deep cold air, we are turning up the heat in the forecast, but we do have to wait a couple days. today is going to be mostly cloudy but temperatures should be able to warm above freezing, which means we are looking at some good snow melt today. highs will climb into the upper 30s and then lows tonight will fall down to a low near 30. a system is going to pass through the state tonight into tomorrow morning and should bring us a wide range of precipitation. we'll start out with a pretty good amount of rain
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morning some of that rain will turn into freezing rain. temperatures will bottom out by tomorrow morning and we'll see a very wet snow with around 1 to 2 inches of accumulation possible. highs tomorrow will stay above freezing in the afternoon and hd 4 4 good morning, america. a battle brewing over the supreme court. the race to replace justice scalia is on. republicans fighting to keep president obama at bay. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> promising to block any nominee. >> the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the supreme court. >> the president stands firm. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities. >> as we learn new details about justice scalia's final hours as millions honor his legacy. storm warning. snow sleet and freezezingain
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east. deadly crashes. massive pile-ups, a dramatic rescue of dozens stuck in a tram in subzero temperatures. midair scare. a new york-bound flight with hundreds onboard forced to turn around. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots. >> after a laser beam hit one of the pilots in the eye. the search right now for who did it. and look out below. see those dots in the water, that's not seaweed, those are sharks. why thousands are swarming this holiday weekend, just a stone's throw from the shore. and good morning, america. happy presidents' day to everyone. and pretty freezing valentine's day weekend for everyone. millions hit by those temperatures. this river frozen over as firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze in philadelphia. the cold and storms are making this trip back home tough for many.
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